Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An extremely large, tall building.

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  • n. A very large structure.

Etymologies

mega- +‎ structure (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now the Cumbernauld "megastructure", which was designed to encompass a utopian mixture of shops, homes and leisure facilities, is a hulking mausoleum of largely empty, echoing spaces.

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  • Rudolph's early works in Sarasota, Fla., his interest in prefab modules, his later megastructure visions, and his Plexiglas-filled interiors have brought him roaring back to popularity in recent years.

    Indignation Superhighway

  • Hypothetical megastructure, based on the Dyson sphere, of immense computational capacity.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • Whittlesey, William J. Conklin, and Cloethiel Woodward Smith and its picturesque lakeside plan, said to be influenced by the Italian seaside town of Portofino.13 However, for the main town center, Whittlesey and Conklin designed a conventional sixties megastructure, with all the functions in what was effectively a single building.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • The new projects generally downplayed these constraints and concentrated on architectural form: Foster designed an unusual pair of connected skyscrapers; the team of Meier, Eisenman, Holl, and Gwathmey produced a striking composition of five identical towers; Libeskind placed his buildings around a huge memorial excavation; and the team that included Foreign Office Architects and UNStudio proposed a colossal megastructure of a type that had never been built before—and was, perhaps, unbuildable.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • People seem to be only sprinkles on the megastructure cake. lu-n-am said ...

    New Kiribati

  • In their 1971 treatise on “ugly and ordinary” architecture, Venturi and Scott-Brown distinguished between “urban sprawl” and the “megastructure”, which they presumed to be opposites.

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  • In the 1960s, some architect who is yet to be identified to receive the credit, coined the term megacity and megastructure, and it's fascinating to look back and consider the many projects that were put forward in the 60s under this term as utopias.

    Possibilities of Great Richness

  • That's not to say, however, there weren't a few precautions taken in building such a megastructure: "I learned to not jump or even flinch when stepping on a Lego piece in my bare feet," he says.

    Gizmodo

  • Exactly what common ground do the modular megastructure of

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